Advent: Peace

Prepare the way

prepare the home

prepare the table

prepare my heart

Fix those potholes

line the streets with

flowers and lights

Clean every corner

dust and sweep

gather and hunt

Fill the house with

color and fragrance

flowers and fruit

to center the table

 

Now the hardest part –

my heart

Dark and dusty places

replaced with light and

fragrance from hidden

fruits sown and grown

the greatest is love

centering all

 

In that clear night sky

long ago

the angels could not contain

the joy

and sang of peace

the world is yet longing for

Where will this peace be found

if not first in our hearts

cluttered with care and

discord

Prepare ye the way

© 2013 Julie Clark

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Categories: Advent, Faith, God, Hospitality, Love, Peace and Reconciliation, Poetry | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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2 thoughts on “Advent: Peace

  1. WOW! beautiful – so much more chaos than peace in our hearts.

    • Thanks Mary! A life time of learning to drive out the chaos with peace. Learning to change habits of worry, etc, with prayer and gratefulness. Have a blessed Christmas of peace! Love to Solomon.

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